Skip to Content

  • Print
Before You Get Pregnant

Calculating Your Due Date

If you have regular 28 day cycles, figuring out your estimated due date is simple. Add 7 days to the first day of your last normal menstrual period. Then count backwards 3 months. That's it!

Here's an example - let's say your last menstrual period started on June 14. Add 7 days to June 14 and it equals June 21. Then count backwards 3 months and March 21 becomes your estimated due date.

Or, use our calculator below. Fill in the fields in the top 2 rows, hit "Calculate!" and the information in the bottom 3 rows will be automatically generated.

When you start prenatal care, your doctor or midwife may check an ultrasound to confirm your due date. If you're not sure when your last period started, or if your periods are irregular, the ultrasound may change your due date.

Last Menstrual Period:
Average Length of Cycles: (22 to 45)
Estimated Conception:
Estimated Due Date:
Week of Pregnancy:

NOTE: Most doctors and nurses will estimate your due date by starting from your last menstrual period. Therefore, when people refer to what "week" of pregnancy you are in, it is actually counting the two weeks before you get pregnant.

Review Date: 7/4/2019

Reviewed By: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
© 1997- adam.com All rights reserved.